When you log into the Novell Client for Windows your username is not automatically matched using LDAP and the eDirectory Tree, Context and Server fields are empty


The Novell client is 4.91 SP5 and I have experienced this issue a number of times. Usually uninstalling the client and reinstalling resolves it but I wanted to try and find whether there was a registry setting that was causing the eDirectory fields to remain empty despite there being entries in the drop downs.

Manually entering the values enables the login to proceed but these values are not retained at the next login attempt.

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A quick and easy method to resolve is to export the following registry key from a PC with a working Novell client:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SOFTWARE’Novell

However I decided to find the specific key and noted that the following fields were empty despite being configured within the client.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SOFTWARE’Novell’Location Profiles’Services’{1E6CEEA1-FB73-11CF-BD76-00001B27DA23}’Default’Tab1]

"Tab"="NDS"

"Server"=""

"Context"=""

"Tree"=""

"Clear Connections"=dword:00000000

Using a registry editor like Regedit, in “Server” enter the name of your authenticating server

In “Tree” enter the name of the NDS tree

Depending on whether you use LDAP to resolve the user to a context you may need to enter the specific context.

It should look something like this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SOFTWARE’Novell’Location Profiles’Services’{1E6CEEA1-FB73-11CF-BD76-00001B27DA23}’Default’Tab1]

"Tab"="NDS"

"Server"="FILESERVER1"

"Context"=""

"Tree"="ORGNDS"

"Clear Connections"=dword:00000000

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